Scarlett Johansson Biography
Actress, model, film star, singer and political campaigner, it is amazing how Scarlett Johansson fits everything in to her busy life.
She is currently GQ Magazine's Babe of the Year 2010 and she also won a Tony Award this year for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role in "A View From the Bridge" on Broadway.
She started her acting career at the age of 10-years-old, when she was cast as John Ritter's daughter in the fantasy comedy "North." Two years later she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for her performance in the 1996 film "Manny and Lo."
Born in New York City to a Danish-born architect and a Jewish "film-buff" mother, who is a producer, her grandfather Ejner Johansson was a screenwriter and director. It was no surprise that Scarlett went into the business, and her sister Vanessa is also an actress. Her twin brother Hunter appeared with her in "Manny and Lo."
At the age of 14 she rose to fame when she played the injured daughter in "The Horse Whisperer," directed by and starring Robert Redford in 1998, and two years later she shone in the film "Ghost World."
Crossing the boundaries from child star to adult film actress is not easy, but she has made a success in both. Her first adult role was in Sofia Cappola's film "Lost in Translation," when she won a BAFTA Award. Her appearances in "Girl With a Pearl Earring" and "Lost in Translation," also earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.
Wanting to diversify, she made her debut as a vocalist on May 20th 2008 with her first album "Anywhere I Lay My Head."
A very private person, she rarely talks to the press about her life, but she did say she found working on Broadway in "A View From the Bridge," a very strange experience.
"Appearing night after night on stage in front of an audience, whether you are feeling good or bad, is very surreal," she said.
Her romantic liaisons have been hit by speculation and rumour. She dated her "Black Dahlia" co-star Josh Hartnett for two years from 2004 until 2006, but they split-up because of their busy schedules.
In 2007 she started dating Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds and they became engaged in May 2008. They were married on September 2008 in a quiet private ceremony in Tofino, British Columbia. Two years on the press started speculating that their marriage was in trouble, as they rarely saw each other and when they did, they were always fighting.
He is ready to have children and wants to start a family, but she wants to carry on with her career. He hates her smoking and she dislikes his reckless motor cycle riding. Neither will compromise, and while he was working on the film "Green Lantern" he was spotted seeing a lot of his co-star Blake Lively.
But you never believe what you read in the papers. Another tabloid reported she was a regular visitor to the set and they would disappear into his caravan every lunch hour and put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door.
On their second anniversary the couple renewed their wedding vows at a private ceremony and have bought a $2.8 million home near Los Angeles. She says she loves cooking for her husband who "loves to eat" and she finds cooking alone, with a glass of wine and listening to music very therapeutic.
She is registered as an Independent and campaigned for Democratic candidate John Kerry in the 2004 US Presidential election, and she also campaigned for Barack Obama.
Her next project is to roam the Scottish hills as an extra-terrestrial man-eater in the film "Skin," directed by Jonathan Glazer. She looks for male hitch-hikers, snaring them with her voracious sexuality, so she can harvest their body parts.
The film is based on the novel by Michael Faber, and production begins in the late Spring of 2011.
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